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Monster 5,655-Carat Emerald Crystal Unearthed in Zambia

London-based mining company Gemfields has announced that it will auction off a monster 5,655-carat Zambian emerald crystal discovered last month. The company said in a release on Monday that the gem—which has been named “Inkalamu,” meaning “Lion” in the regional Bemba language—was unearthed on October 2 at its Kagem emerald mine. It claimed …

Zimbabwe election crisis: MDC’s Tendai Biti in court – BBC News

Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti has appeared in court in handcuffs on charges of inciting violence after he was deported from Zambia. Zambia’s government rejected Mr Biti’s request for asylum on Wednesday. Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Mr Biti had been released on bail following his intervention. Prosecutors accuse Mr …

For some, hunting lions in Africa is the ultimate experience

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the so-called “Big Five” animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist’s killing of a celebrity lion in Zimbabwe has triggered global …